Limoneira's Megan Roosevelt Talks Spring Cleaning Citrus Hacks

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Wed. February 28th, 2018 - by Robert Schaulis

SANTA PAULA, CA – March is here, which means spring cleaning is almost afoot. And to give spring cleaners a hand, Limoneira’s spokesperson Megan Roosevelt and guest vlogger and collaborator Ashley from Ashely’s Green Life are sharing their favorite DIY cleaning methods on the Limoneira Youtube channel all month long.

According to a recent press release, as with beauty and culinary pursuits, lemons and other citrus fruits are great for cleaning endeavors because citrus fruits retain properties that make them the DIY spring-cleaner’s secret weapon and key ingredient in many natural home cleaning solutions.

For a helpful demonstration, you can watch Megan and Ashley create the recipes below here on the Limoneira YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe as videos with more citrus-forward recipes, tips, and tricks will be added to the channel each Friday throughout the month. And for now, sneak a peek at some of this month’s DIY tips below.

Simple Cleaning Solution

Simple Cleaning Solution

This green cleaning solution will keep any window or mirror naturally pristine.


  • One spray bottle
  • One cup of water
  • Two Limoneira lemons

Directions: Juice the lemons and measure out two TBSP of lemon juice. (Optional: Use a fine mesh strainer to remove additional pulp from lemon juice.) Pour cup of water into spray bottle, followed by lemon juice. Shake and use as needed.

Meyer Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

Meyer Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

Spring cleaning goes beyond the home. Sometimes, a detox is just the thing to leave the body feeling refreshed and ready to welcome warmer weather.


  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 Limoneira Meyer lemon, sliced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/8 tsp ground tumeric

Directions: Add ingredients to a French press and fill with boiling water. Let steep for 30 minutes. Press to strain and enjoy warm or chilled.

Limoneira has also partnered with additional global chefs and mixologists, nutritionists, and beauty lifestyle and green cleaning experts to share their knowledge with the customers of Limoneira’s grocery and food service partners around the world. Check out their biographies on Limoneira’s website.

Each month, Megan will be featuring another wonderful facet of citrus living. Subscribe to Limoneira’s Youtube channel for more information on the many ways this endlessly versatile fruit can improve life inside the home and beyond. For more of the latest produce news, stay up-to-date with AndNowUKnow.